quote me a rackmount server
my server keeps crashing and Ive no idea whats up with it and im 10,000 miles away from it which makes it a bit hard, so I'm seriously considering replacing it, rather than chuck good money after bad.
Im after the cheapest option possible, its mainly going to be used as a fileserver / VM machine, but will also run DNS/DHCP and some other light services. Will probably stick with gentoo as the OS so dont need one of them. (unless I maybe decide on ESX?)
The current server is 4U, so anything up to that would be fine
Current server has a total of 3.8TB in about 10 random sized HD, non raid, but would definately go for a RAID option this time (can a 3x1.5tb RAID give 3.0tb usable?)
Ideally, the case would have hot-swappable front access for the drives
Ram, probably 8gb is the norm these days, and probably best for VM options..
CPU - nothing major, whatever's a decent priced option that can handle a couple of VMs and stuff
Video output is going straight to a IP KVM so just an on-board would suffice... No audio is needed..
Gigabit NIC, on board would do I guess.
CD/DVD Drive isn't necessary, as long as the server can boot from USB.
Hit me up with some prices, I have an idea about what Im wanting to pay, so I hope someone can come near that figure, or be even lower.